This is a link to a Youtube video I have found which I thought was very cool and in a way works into a way of representing the Subject Matter of my clients within the exhibition structure itself.
The ability of this structure to move and interact would be a perfect way (especially for Piccinini) to express the organic and natural components of these artist's works.
Experiment 3 Beginning
Links to Final Crysis Environment and Sketch up Model
I could have written an essay (more so) about the difficulties and triumphs involved in the completion of this design project, However for your sanity I have left it here:
Explorative . Examine . Engineer
Patricia Piccinini is an evocative artist whose work not only voices her opinion with originality and emotion but it also communicates provocative ideals in a highly sophisticated and self-demonstrative manner.
Much of her work focuses on our curiousity and determination to understand and interact with the quintessence of life. Thereby, bringing to the foreground the aptitude of wealthy countries who have and continue to venture and progress through the possibility of commercialism of innovations developed in the fields of medical science and engineering.
Specifically (as above), Piccinini's work 'Protein Lattice', successfully displays the ironic nature of the ability to 'sell' the unmitigated idea of 'tissue engineering' (Piccinini, 1997) by combining two 'Organic Vessels' (Piccinini, 1997); the lab rat and the odel, to convince an audience the scientific break-through that ensued far out-weighs the sympathy one feels for the radically transformed and interchangeable laboratory rodent.
Ricky Swallow's artistic perspective engages in the ideals of consequence in the endeavour to define humanity as a whole. Swallow's sculptures interpret our existence based upon the material possessions in which we exchange and compile throughout our modern day lives. Then continues further by comparing this to the fragmentary components in which our archaeologist piece-together the decomposed human relationships of our long-since departed ancestors.
Just as we define their lives and each other based on the quality and quantity of materials possessions, these possessions in turn define us as a society as well (e.g. Generation Y, X, Baby Boomers). Swallow's art brings to the fore front humanity's objectification; for once we are deceased all that is left is our material possessions and our inanimate skeletal fragments for future generations to discover and employ to define us and the society in which we now inhabit.
Therefore (as above), Swallow's collection of iMan Prototypes is an incisive method of fossilizing the inclusions of our technological Pop Culture and combining its inevitable obsolescence with our own.
Richard Goodwin's sculptures and architecture are evidently astute investigations into the functional limitations that is designated to the corporeal reality of the metropolitan local in which we inhabit. These investigations emulate either a parasitic or exoskeletal nature in order to define the evolution/devolution of art and architecture, which is already becoming more and more habitual by the continual transmogrification of our metropolitan areas (such parasitic structures include signage and foot bridges and other adaptations to already existing exoskeletal structures).
Goodwin's architecture (as above), ' parasite architecture, addresses specifically this additional parasitic social undertone towards both public spaces and public art. This work, therefore, further extends the creation of a stringer equilibrium and correspondence between the 'modalities' of the public space and public art; however still within the boundaries that were mentioned previously (architectural boundaries being the project's site).
University of New South Wales, COFA. 2006, 'Staff Profiles', Viewed 6 March 2010, >
18 Section Sketches
Chosen Clients: Ricky Swallow and Patricia Piccinini
Why? These artists were chosen as clients for this project because their art displays a provokative and highly sophisticated approach to the manipulation of media to display their perspectives on humanistic ideals and approach/ curiosity towards the materialistic.
First Series of Sketches
Second Series of Sketches
Third Series of Sketches
Fourth Series of Sketches
Fifth Series of Sketches
Sixth Series of Sketches
Seventh Series of Sketches
Eighth Series of Sketches
Stair Section Sketches
From Brainstorming to Preliminary Sketches to Section Sketches for Constructable Stairs
Stair Sketches - Initial Concepts
36 Custom Textures
List of Words and Textures that Correlate
The following links are to the 3 small animations I have created to demonstrate the materials and relationships the final design exhibits between the artists, their space and the art itself.